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post #6 of Old 06-09-2012
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Re: Pointing Ability

Modern GPS with a VMG to windward function. Slowly bring the boat from jib reaching up until the vmg starts to fall. That's your fastest upwind angle, regardless of pointing ability. A lot of boats can claw upwind tighter than this at reasonable speed.

A lot of people worry more about point than speed made good, but that is the slow way to get anywhere.

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